Facebook is in the news again this week, as it seems it always is for some site change, be it a minor tweak or major overhaul. That very fact alone should speak volumes to parents about the need to stay engaged with respect to social media and their kids’ interaction with it. The pace of change and innovation may dizzy and intimidate us, but it is not an excuse to put our heads in the sand.
One response to the constant bombardment of headlines trumpeting the newest site improvement or latest smartphone release is to use them as reminders to review with our families basic tech safety and etiquette. Internetsafety.com has a nice blog post discussing five dangerous Facebook postings to avoid. Talk to your kids about this list, and remember to model it yourself.